Pastoral Care Links
Care Calendar A web-based calendar system that allows churches to organize meals and other help for persons or families in need.
Care Pages A site that allows the creation of a private community to update family and friends about a person’s health crisis. Although another person other than the one who is sick can set up a site, it goes without saying that this should never be done without the sick person’s permission.
Caring Bridge A site similar to Care Pages designed for communication with family and friends during a medical issue. Both sites allow messages from those who have permission to access the site.
Lotsa Helping Hands Create a private online community (everyone who participates must have a free account) that allows coordination of all sorts of care for someone in need. When someone has need of a many kinds of help – childcare, transportation, meals, etc. – this site can be a lifesaver.
Meal Train When meal coordination is all that is needed, such as when a family brings home a new baby, this is an excellent resource. Someone must have an account and set up the schedule, but then a link can be shared on Facebook or through email for those who want to sign up without creating an account.
Take Them a Meal Very similar to MealTrain. Explore both to see which might fit your needs best.